If you share the passionate enthusiasm for our wonderful swifts, you may enjoy this website, too. These birds migrate just as far as ours, across the Arabian Peninsular and Western Iran to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia before reaching their destination. Some very heartening stories about work with SOHO China, the leading property development and management company in China, and working with schools. Lessons for us over here!
Wiltshire Mammal Portal
The website of Wiltshire Mammal Group and Wiltshire Bat Group is https://wiltshiremammals.wordpress.com/ News and other information relating to these groups may be found here, including recent newsletters and notice of forthcoming meetings. For those interested in joining, there are membership pages for each group. Note that both groups have Facebook groups too (of the same name as each group).
ISKIOGRAPHY - Airlines - not what you think but bird tracks in the air as stunningly beautiful art - a calendar, a book, postcards, prints and even an exhibition, should you be planning to be anywhere near Feldberg in the Black Forest between now and April 2019. The website http://lothar-schiffler.de/iskiography/lothar-schiffler.de/fineart-more/ is all about 'writing with shadow' and the items you can buy.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust - Download a guide to gardening for amphibians and reptiles, 'Dragons in your garden' at www.arc-trust.org
Rainforest Rescue https://www.rainforest-www.rainforest-rescue.org/about-urescue.org/about-us They say they are 'dedicated to protecting the rainforest for future generations, protecting their inhabitants and furthering social reforms.' Their current campaign petition is against trapping of wild migratory birds in Egypt (which is hosting the UN Biodiversity Conference) and other Mediterranean countries.
Have you found a sick, injured or orphaned animal and wondered where to find help and advice? This young swift was brought in, miraculously unhurt, by a cat. He joined around 11 others in the Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital, all of which were eventually released to join the migration South.
The Hospital in Newton Tony provides a 24-hour rescue and advice service. The team of dedicated volunteers rescues, treats, cares for and rehabilitates mammals, birds and reptiles in preparation for their release back to the wild in and around the Wiltshire area. All animals admitted are given the same care and attention, regardless of species.
If you might be interested in volunteering at the Hospital, please contact Marilyn on 07850 778752.
Although Birds on the Edgehttp://www.birdsontheedge.org/ is a partnership of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, States of Jersey Department of Environment and the National Trust for Jersey, they regularly publish important research and other information of general interest to the rest of us - which is often included on our 'News' page.
Garden Wildlife Healthhttps://www.gardenwildlifehealth.orgFocus is on garden birds, amphibians, reptiles and hedgehogs. Counts on the help of the public to submit reports of sick or dead wildlife and to submit samples for analysis.